About this location
This miners camp was built by Gary Holms, his wife Pat and four children from December 1977-February 1978 - The last year they had steel beer cans! The family started with big rocks on the bottom but found they were too heavy for the children to lift - so on went the cans. The floor was layed on a scorching February day in 1998 and was rock hard before it could be levelled. Garry was halfway through the back wall and remembered windows so cut up a fruit box to make them, the round windows were made from the bottom of a "puddler." The site is open for guided or self guided tours, donations towards the houses restoration are welcome. The House that cans built!
Nettleton's Lookout, Lightning Ridge NSW 2834
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